Bells Palsy!

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    Anybody ever hear of it? or have it? Woke up the other morning with the whole left side of my face paralaysed.. Look like botox gone wrong. or a stroke patient.. can't close my eye it's dry and miserable. It's caused from an inflammation of the 7th cranial nerve and should clear up overtime. Meanwhile I need a lopsided smilie! :eusa_angel:
     
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    Thank God that's all it is. A lot of people panic when they wake up with it. It usually doesn't last too long.
     
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    You might have Lyme disease. You should go see a doctor.

    http://arthritis.webmd.com/tc/lyme-disease-topic-overview


    http://www.webmd.com/hw-popup/paralysis
     
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    Yes, two teachers I work with have had it. It DOES go away, but yes, you will look like a stroke victim for a few weeks.

    Hope you feel better!
     
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    This girl I went to high school with had that happened, it slowly went away but she looked like she had just gone to the dentist for most of our sophomore year.
    Man I hate that feeling when they only numb half your face. Hope it comes back fast Willow!
     
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    Yes, a guy I used to work with had it and it was the strangest thing. When he smiled, it looked like a sneer. It did go away after awhile.

    I'll bet that was scarey for you. Thank goodness it wasn't a stroke though, huh?
     
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    Yes! Thank God it wasn't a stroke, and ya know what??? it taught me to have empathy with stroke patients..


    Thanks!
     
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    Diagnosis & Treatment of Bell's Palsy

    It could be from a herpes virus, but you should get a blood test to rule out Lyme, because if it IS caused by Lyme disease and you do not get treated with antibiotics, your symptoms could progress.


     
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    but did you ask the doctor why it happens at night? i dont know anyone who has not "woke up with it"

    come on post a pic...we can do an album....as your face gets better....

    i wont even comment on that fact that it was the "left" side of your face...lol...
     
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    val stop scaring her...its friggin bells....she has the same symptom they all do...

    *wiping a bit of drool from her left side*
     

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